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What is Acrylic? Types, Uses, and Advantages

What re the Types, Uses, and Advantages of Acrylic?

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Acrylic is now commonly used because it performs better than glass. Oftentimes the trophies or plaques are made from acrylic as well as windows, doors, and aquarium. There are two types of acrylics, the extruded and the cell cast.

Extruded acrylic is has lesser quality compared to the cast but it is still considered a good material. Extruded types are made from liquid plastics which are processed in rollers and are cooled down. It is relatively cheaper and can contain many impurities as well as it is less durable than the cast. It can also scratch easily but it is a better material than the simple glass.

The cell cast acrylic has very high quality but costly. It is made by having the liquid plastic mold in glass molders and are gradually heated which makes the material very strong and contain less to no impurities at all.

Acrylic has been very useful because this fine material is more durable than glass and even clearer than glass. This impact resistant material makes it safer to use. Bank teller, airplanes, bulletproof window cars and trophies benefit most from acrylics. As a household material, it can save up a lot of electric bills because it has a better insulating capacity than any other materials. It can withstand the heat of the sun and even impacts from outside forces. It is also easier to use because of its weight which is ½ of that of a glass.

Compared to glass, acrylic is a better choice for creating different shapes. Unlike glass, it doesn’t produce any seams because the material can melt, creating a flawless and seamless outcome. The only disadvantage probably of an acrylic is fire because it will melt and burn. The fume it creates from burning is toxic and can cause health problems. But overall, acrylic is one of the best materials ever made because even though it is quite expensive, its durability and ability to withstand different weather and even time is nonetheless inexpensive compared to glass.

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